A Quick Guide to API 653 Certified Storage Tank Inspector Syllabus

Example Questions and Worked Answers


  • Clifford Matthews, Matthews Engineering Training Limited, UK

The API Individual Certification Programs (ICP) are well established in the oil/gas/petroleum industries. API runs multiple examination sites around the world at 6-monthly intervals. The three main ICPs are: API 570: Certified pipework inspector; API 510: Certified pressure vessel inspector; API 653: Certified storage tank inspector.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-756-3

Table of Contents

Interpreting API and ASME Codes; An introduction to API 653: 2009 and its related codes; An introduction to API RP 575; Reasons for inspections: Damage mechanisms; Inspection practices and frequency; Evaluation of corroded tanks; API 650: Tank design; Tank non-destructive examination; Tank repairs and alteration; Tank reconstruction; Tank hydrotesting and brittle fracture; Tank linings: API RP 652; Introduction to welding/API RP 577; Welding qualifications and ASME IX; Cathodic protection: API RP 651; The NDE requirements of ASME V; Thirty open-book sample questions.